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Neuralgia: Nerves on Fire

by Sara Stringer Neuralgia is a severe, stabbing and burning pain that occurs along the length of a peripheral nerve. At initial onset, the nerve pain could last for days, and then disappear for weeks or months only to return again at regular intervals. As the condition progresses, the intervals become shorter and the pain more…

hearing loss

The Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

by Tate Handy It’s become normal to experience some hearing loss and memory loss as you age; however, research in recent years has shown that hearing loss and Alzheimer’s disease share many common symptoms and may actually predict each other. In those over 60, hearing loss accounts for over one-third of the risk of developing…

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma: Stories of Hope and Survival

by Sara Stringer Mesothelioma. Cancer. Horrible words that strike fear into those of us who just hear them on TV, or in conversation. Imagine the horror of hearing them from your doctor. Then the words treatment, radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, and life expectancy. That is if you could even hear over the crushing weight of just the…

Acupuncture

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

by Sara Stringer Complementary and alternative therapies are medical products and procedures that are used to diagnose or treat an illness, in conjunction with standard care. Standard care is defined as medical products and procedures prescribed by licensed medical practitioners such as medical doctors, dentists, nurses, and physical therapists. Complementary and alternative treatments run the gamut…

Mesothelioma

Pleural Mesothelioma: Understanding the 3 Types of Staging Systems

by Katie Johnson  Seventy-five percent of diagnosed mesothelioma cases are ‘pleural.’ This form takes root in body tissue around the lungs. What’s dismissed as harmless periods of coughing and shortness of breath could result in a terminal disease. Those diagnosed with mesothelioma have a life expectancy of less than 18 months.  The disease may take…

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EMT- Paramedic: Advance Emergency Medical Care Worker

by Katie Bernath EMT Paramedics are these emergency care workers, who have completed advanced level of emergency medical training and certified with a Certification/License after passing of the NREMT – Paramedic examination. EMT-Paramedics are the highest level of EMTs, among all level of emergency medical workers. They respond to emergency medical situation and provide an…

hearing loss

Differences between Mild and Moderate Hearing Loss

by John Gary Hearing loss is a condition that many people face, especially as the years go by. Hearing can begin to decline as you age and you may find that you need assistance to repair the damage in your ear. The loss of your hearing can be a devastating blow and make it hard…

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4 Best Natural Remedies to Cure Toothache

by Declan King Every person living on the face of the earth has experience tooth ache at least once in their life, if not more. However, the encounter may have different outcomes for different people. While some may have experienced a mild tingling sensation that travels from their teeth into the gums, others may have…